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The Desktop Desktop

I have a bit of a soft spot for desktops that actually look like desktops. Alec’s desktop fits the bill nicely, and actually looks like a desk surface, with items in the corners, while there’s still plenty of room to actually work, and a little customisation to make it personal.


The Crashing Waves Desktop

katil10‘s desktop is well-customised, pretty minimal, but also just energetic enough to make us want to sit down and get stuff done. Here’s how it’s all set up, and what you’ll need to get the same beautiful, personalised look.


The Long Road Ahead Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this simple, minimal Mac desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and it’s simple, understated, and looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too.


The Skyscraper Desktop

Our friend joergermeister is running Windows 10 in this desktop, but as always, has it customised to look and work the way he wants it, and the end result looks great. If you like the look — or even just some of the look — here’s how to get it for yourself.


The No Man's Sky Triple Monitor Workspace

Locke’s workspace isn’t designer, or super fancy, it looks like a home office any of us would be happy to call our own. But he does have three displays with a No Man’s Sky wallpaper across them, a comfy chair, a mini-fridge, and space to play his guitar and get creative. That’s why we like it.


The Simple Sunrise Desktop

That’s Windows under there if you couldn’t tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.


The Momentum Inspired Desktop

Reader geeklibrarian‘s desktop is inspired by Momentum, one of our favourite Chrome extensions, and it looks beautiful. Peaceful and calming, but informative at the same time. Here’s how to get the same look.


The Double Ultrawide Workspace

Two ultrawide monitors may seem like a lot to adorn one desk, but when one of them is in portrait mode for easy reading and less scrolling, and the whole thing is held aloft with a monitor arm for a nice, clean desk and good cable management, well, we couldn’t resist. Here are some more photos.


The Twisted Desktop

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen JonRedcorn2’s customised desktops, but this one was so striking we couldn’t look away — and we had to feature it. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.


The Pier's End Desktop

When Sebastian submitted his desktop, we were ready to share it as-is, but then he linked to the project at Behance, which included this lovely video of the whole thing in action. It’s a beautifully custom take on a system UI, and he’s included many of the components so you can make it yourself. Here’s how.


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